The Best Midsize Watches from Luxury Watchmakers

Simply put, the right watch fits well. While a massive 44mm watch is sometimes a fun choice, it’s good to have a solid midsize watch that you can wear every day. Midsize watches generally fall in the 36mm to 40mm range. If you’re looking for a luxury midsize watch to add to your collection, we have you covered.

Most luxury watchmakers have midsize options, but they are often a bit harder to track down. With so many niche options, it can be difficult to narrow the field and find the right one for you. Fortunately, we can help you choose. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular luxury midsize watches available on the market. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

A Classic Dress Watch, Suited for the Office

Let’s start with an undeniable classic from the world’s most popular luxury watch company. The Rolex Datejust is a beautiful dress watch that is perfect for the office or daily casual wear. There’s a reason that the Rolex Datejust is one of the most popular watches of all time. It has perfect balance. It fits just right, has a timeless design and has plenty of colour choices so you can find the one that fits your style best.

The Datejust doesn’t do anything exceedingly fancy. Instead, it opts for subtle elegance. It precisely tells the time, displays the date and looks great while doing it. Rolex even recently released the next generation of the classic Datejust 36 in 2019, so you have your choice of vintage or modern midsize Datejust watches. Whether the Datejust is your first watch or your 100th watch, it deserves a spot in your collection.

ROLEX DATEJUST 68240
TAG HEUER GRAND CARRERA CAV514B

A Tool Watch Designed for Motorsports

Next up, we have a midsize watch for those wanting something sportier. If you love the world of motorsports, there are few watches more suitable than the TAG Heuer Carrera. TAG Heuer is a name synonymous with motorsports, so it only makes sense that their offerings would reflect that.

The Carrera has an endlessly stylish design inspired by the dashboards of race cars. It doesn’t get much sportier than that. Of course, since the Carrera is made for professional drivers, it comes equipped with a chronograph function and a highly legible dial.

An Excellent Midsize Dive Watch

For diving enthusiasts, consider the Omega Seamaster 300M. The Omega Seamaster is one of the most beloved diving watches in the world. It’s stylish, sporty and perfect for both casual and formal settings. It’s constructed with Omega’s top-notch quality and there are plenty of stylish options to choose from.

The 300M takes Omega’s Seamaster design to the next level. Thanks to its helium escape valve, this watch can easily take on depths of up to 300 metres. Whether you’re a recreational diver or a professional, this is a hard diving watch to beat.

OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 210.92.42.20.01.001
PATEK PHILIPPE ANNUAL CALENDAR 5396R-011

World-class Complications

If you’re looking for a midsize luxury watch that has outstanding complications built in, consider the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar. Launched in 1996, this watch is one of the most unique and beautiful additions to the Patek Philippe catalogue.

The Annual Calendar function is the star of this timepiece. Although simple to use, this is a product of world-class watchmaking. The Annual Calendar indicates the dates for every month with 30 and 31 days. It strikes a balance between the regular calendar feature and the perpetual calendar. The regular calendar requires five adjustments per year and the perpetual never requires adjustment. The Annual Calendar requires adjustment only once per year, at the end of February.

Historic Design and Functionality

The Omega Speedmaster Chronograph is another versatile option with plenty of styles available to suit every preference. The Omega Speedmaster is perhaps best known as being the first watch on the moon. Thanks to Omega’s commitment to quality and precision, this watch can even survive leaving Earth’s atmosphere. Undoubtedly, it would be a fantastic addition to any watch collection.

Along with having a classic and stylish design, the Omega Speedmaster offers many unique model variations. Some of the most popular options are the Moonmaster, the Snoopy Award, and the Speedy Tuesday.

OMEGA SPPEDMASTER RACING 329.30.44.51.04.001
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 15400ST.OO.1220ST.02

Truly Modern Style and Craftsmanship

You can always rely on Audemars Piguet to design a fantastic timepiece, and the Royal Oak is no exception. In fact, the Royal Oak is easily the most popular watch that Audemars Piguet offers. This watch helped to put Audemars Piguet on the map thanks to its octagonal bezel and porthole-like appearance. While this watch was introduced in 1972, the design looks just as fresh and modern today.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is also a great choice for those who love stainless steel luxury watches. Audemars Piguet helped to make stainless steel a desirable option on luxury watches with the Royal Oak. There are plenty of styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits you.

Best Value - Affordable Excellence

Finally, we have the Tudor Black Bay. This sister company of Rolex has long pulled itself out of the shadow of its more expensive predecessor by introducing classic diving watches like the Black Bay.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option that provides great value for the money, the Black Bay might be the watch for you. Later models of the watch even have in-house movements.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT 79830RB

Source the Perfect Midsize Watch for Any Lifestyle

BQ Watches is here to help you find the perfect midsize watch. We carry all of the top luxury brands in our online inventory and our London showroom. If you have something particular in mind, we’re more than happy to source a watch for you. Just let us know what timepiece you’re wanting and our team will get to working finding it.

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